Ibadi Manuscripts at the Bibliothèque nationale de Tunisie | المخطوطات الإباضية في المكتبة الوطنية التونسية

My article on Ibadi Manuscripts at the Bibliothèque Nationale de Tunisie appears this month in the Journal of Islamic Manuscripts: an abstract is available here.صدرت المجلّة للمخطوطات الإسلامية مقالتي حول المخطوطات الإباضية في المكتبة الوطنية التونسية هذا الشهر. الملخّص متوفّر هنا

Dissertation Abstract Updated (Final Version) | وضع ملخص جديد للأطروحة

I have not been posting many new items lately mainly because I have been in the process of finishing my dissertation. I have re-posted the abstract to the "Dissertation" section of the page. The project is coming to a close and I will be defending at the end of this month. After that, I hope … Continue reading Dissertation Abstract Updated (Final Version) | وضع ملخص جديد للأطروحة

Al-Bārūnī Library in Djerba | فتح المكتبة البارونية في جربة

A quick note that the new location for the Barouniyya library in Djerba, Tunisia, opened last week on the 5th of March. I have not had the chance to visit personally but the library posted a photograph of the new site on its Facebook page here.ملاحظة سريعة أنّ المقرّ الجديد للمكتبة البارونية في جربة (تونس) … Continue reading Al-Bārūnī Library in Djerba | فتح المكتبة البارونية في جربة

Text of the Presentation from the Cheikh Sālim b. Yaʿqūb Symposium | نص المداخلة من ملتقى الشيخ سالم بن يعقوب

Below is the short presentation I wrote for the recent symposium in honor of Cheikh Sālim b. Yaʿqūb in Djerba.النص الآتي هو الذي كتبته لملتقى الشيخ سالم الثقافي في جربة"" تمثّل المكتبات الإباضية الخاصة مصدرا هاما للغاية من ناحية الحفاظ على التراث الإباضي خاصةً والتراث الإسلامي عامةً وهذا ليس لأنّ المذهب الإباضي هو من ضمن … Continue reading Text of the Presentation from the Cheikh Sālim b. Yaʿqūb Symposium | نص المداخلة من ملتقى الشيخ سالم بن يعقوب

3rd Annual Conference in honor of Cheikh Sālim b. Yaʿqūb in Djerba | الملتقى الثالث لجمعية الشيخ سالم الثقافية في جربة

This coming Sunday, the 24th of January, will be the third annual conference in honor of Djerbian Ibāḍī scholar Cheikh Sālim b. Yaʿqūb (d.1991). Cheikh Sālim was an important figure in Ibāḍī history of the 20th century and this event combines personal narratives from those who knew him with academic talks on Ibāḍī history and … Continue reading 3rd Annual Conference in honor of Cheikh Sālim b. Yaʿqūb in Djerba | الملتقى الثالث لجمعية الشيخ سالم الثقافية في جربة

مكتبة البعطوري في جزيرة جربة | The Buʿṭūrī Manuscript Library in Djerba

Apologies for the delay in posting new material. For the past couple of months I have been working on a project with a private library in Djerba, the details of which will be forthcoming but the title of the project and the announcement can be found here.More immediately, I have been working on a study … Continue reading مكتبة البعطوري في جزيرة جربة | The Buʿṭūrī Manuscript Library in Djerba

30 Oct – 1 Nov: Second Annual Ibadi Siyar Conference in Tunis | الندوة الثانية حول السير الإباضية: تونس ٣٠ أكتوبر – ١ نوفمبر

A quick and last minute announcement about the second annual Ibadi Siyar conference being held here in Tunis this weekend.  More information here: http://www.elsyar.tn/إعلان سريع بالندوة الثانية حول السير الإباضية في تونس في نهاية الأسبوع الحالية. بنامج الندوة وأكثر معلومات هنا http://www.elsyar.tn/ 

مؤتمر حول "الماضيات العربية" | Conference on Arabic Pasts

I am currently preparing another post on Ibadi networks in the Maghrib, but for now I wanted to announce an exciting upcoming conference to be held next week in London on "Arabic Pasts." The conference is organized by the Aga Khan University, ISMC, and SOAS at the University of London. The schedule is to be … Continue reading مؤتمر حول "الماضيات العربية" | Conference on Arabic Pasts

Unsewn Textblocks in Ibāḍī MSS | مخطوطات إباضية غير مخيطة

This post is the first in what I hope to make a series on Ibāḍī manuscript binding structures. A handful of important works have been published in the last few years on Islamic manuscripts and their bindings and these have been leading toward typologies for bindings, sewing, and other related components [1]. My hope is … Continue reading Unsewn Textblocks in Ibāḍī MSS | مخطوطات إباضية غير مخيطة

On Marbled Papers | حول الأوراق "الرخامية"

(الترجمة العربية ستأتي قريبا إن شاء الله) Over the course of the last few months, I have been an unofficial apprentice to Tunisian bookbinder and bookseller Mohamed Elbanani. Mohamed is the proprietor of Beit El-Bennani, a private library on Bab Menara boulevard in Tunis that houses an incredible collection of Tunisia-related books, manuscripts, and photographs. … Continue reading On Marbled Papers | حول الأوراق "الرخامية"